Wisconsin History

Arts & Culture
3:39 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Mary Nohl's Eccentric, Eclectic House to be Relocated to Sheboygan

Mary Nohl's artistic house will be relocated to Sheboygan.
Credit ribarnica, flickr

Tourists will soon have to travel to Sheboygan to take in the Mary Nohl's art, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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Food
10:49 am
Mon February 10, 2014

History With a Dollop of Applesauce: Meet the Potato Pancake Queen of Palmyra

Nate Chappell, Executive Chef of The Trout House, discusses the technique for grinding potatoes with Betty Betenz, who has passed her recipe along to the restaurant.
Mitch Teich

For almost seventy years, Betty Betenz of Palmyra has been the area’s unofficial Potato Pancake Queen.  Now into her tenth decade, Betenz has decided to make sure her iconic recipe remains a part of Wisconsin cuisine for years to come.  Lake Effect’s Mitch Teich explains:

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History
1:47 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

How Wisconsin's Biggest Living History Museum Wound Up in a State Forest

Schulz Farm at Old World Wisconsin
Wisconsin Historical Society

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews author John Krugler about the history of Old World Wisconsin.

As the largest outdoor museum of rural life in the country, Old World Wisconsin demonstrates how our immigrant ancestors lived through heirloom gardens, antique machinery and painstakingly restored buildings.

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Arts & Culture
1:17 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Project Preserves Local Latina Voices

An event this evening explores why it's important to preserve the voices of Wisconsin's Latina activists.
Credit Somos Latinas Digital History Project

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Dr. Tess Arenas about the Somos Latinas Digital History project.

Across the country, the story of Chicana history is being collected in a project called "Somos Latinas," created by Chicanas Por Mi Raza.

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Education
3:20 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

'Cold War University': Protests, Policies Divided Madison Community

The University of Wisconsin in Madison struggled to find a balance between Cold War policies and its student protests.
Credit Phil Roeder/Flickr

Lake Effect's Rachel Bloom interviews author Matthew Levin.

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